Are you working on a new project? Have a new innovation, or significant lessons learned that you would like to share with the Passive House community? Submit a speaker proposal for consideration for presentation at the conference. The submission deadline is April 15th – click HERE for more details.
Calling PH suppliers! Join the Passive House pavilion at Buildex Vancouver – there are only a few booth spaces remaining!
The Passive House Canada Pavilion at Buildex Vancouver is THE place to visit for high performance building products. Stand out as a provider of Passive House suitable products in our branded showcase of the latest products and services and connect with 14,000 construction professionals from the Greater Vancouver Region. To secure your booth contact Gaby at firstname.lastname@example.org before December 5th.
New this year: The Passive House Learning Lab! The learning lab will feature a series of Passive House sessions over the two-day event. Seminars include:
Quality Assured Passive House Process in Canada
Small Buildings and the Healthy Passive House
The Resiliency of Highly Insulated, Airtight Buildings in a Changing Climate
West Vancouver Passive House – Beauty and Efficiency
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House, 1406 Bowen Road, Nanaimo
by Sarah Brewer, Passive House Canada Intern
Field Superintendent Dallas Clark Renney tours us through the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House construction site March 2018
In mid-March, Passive House Canada office staff toured the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre Passive House site with Field Superintendent Dallas Clark Renney of Saywell Construction Management. As a co-op student from the University of Victoria, I am just learning about Passive House building methodology and this was my first site visit. Dallas greeted us at the site gate with the sleeves of his purple shirt rolled up, wearing well worn work boots and a black hard hat, a tape measured hanging off the pocket of his jeans, and an energy drink in his hand. He had stopped running the heavy machinery to give us the tour.
The Mitacs Career Connect program is currently offering opportunities for projects that aim to protect the environment, create positive environmental outcomes, or address an environmental or climate change-related challenge. The program provides a 50 per cent employment subsidy to eligible organizations for a six-month green project that offers STEM-career experience for a young graduate. Sustainable planning and urban design, including Passive House projects, are eligible funding areas.
The Passive House Institute is in discussion with the U.S. Green Building Council about admitting international Passive House certification as an alternative compliance path to the energy component of LEED certification. If successful, PHI sees this as promoting the international Passive House Standard in North America and globally.
The housing sector in Canada provides significant potential for the reduction of the country’s energy footprint and delivering other benefits to Canadians. To accelerate energy-efficient construction, Natural Resources Canada provides a program to enable builders to reduce their time and risk finding and trying innovations that can help them build higher-performance homes better, faster and more affordably.
The Passive House Institute has certified B.C.’s first institutional Passive House building. Okanagan College received certification for its Penticton campus daycare centre October 30, during the Net Positive Symposium in Vancouver.